Satori garden design offers full-service ornamental and edible landscape design, install oversight and garden coaching.  Garden design and implementation is done using the most sustainable practices in relationship to plants, water and materials. More importantly, the process of arriving at a design is one of collaboration, education and discovery.

 

 

We all need a break from time to time and Spring time is the time!  Our family will be taking time off from hosting events to catch up on spring planting, homestead chores and also to observe the Holy Passover season. The Front Porch Farmstand & FARM BOX program will remain [...]
Mon, Mar 30, 2015
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INCREDIBLE EDIBLES
Folks who have been monitoring the weather, know that in our neck of the wood it's been a hot and dry winter.  The window is closing on what's left of our "rainy months" and it's all looking rather bleak. Recording breaking heat has been our beginning to Spring. Whilst the West [...]
Sun, Mar 29, 2015
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I’M DYEING!
Literally! Sis & I are into the second semester of our "Farm to Table" program we have with our neighborhood school and we are enjoying every minute of it.  Not only are we having fun teaching the kids, but we are learning along with them as we put together lesson plans [...]
Fri, Mar 27, 2015
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A successful garden starts here. Check out this video from Monrovia as we head into the spring season. Find more at Monrovia.com read more [...]
Mon, Mar 16, 2015
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Guest Article by Paul Taylor, PhD Biochar Consultant, thebiocharsolution.com “Biochar, produced in pyrolysis of residues from crops, forestry, and animal wastes, can be used to restore soil fertility while storing carbon for centuries to millennia. Biochar helps soil retain nutrients and fertilizers, reducing emissions of GHGs such as N2O….” James Hanson In this article [...]
Sun, Mar 15, 2015
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“No one is so brave that he is not disturbed by something unexpected.” - Julius Caesar Important Announcement: There will not be an All Nations Food Forest project! Our contribution: We the founders of the project Angelo Eliades, John Pinniger and Charlie Si created the All Nations Food Forest project concept [...]
Wed, Mar 04, 2015
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See my brief video for Sustainable Gardening Australia (SGA) where I discuss Backyard Forest Gardening using Ecological Principles! You can also find the video with a description on the SGA site here The video has some great professional footage of my garden, so if you’ve been waiting to see what my garden [...]
Tue, Mar 03, 2015
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Vegetable seeds typically germinate best in warm soil. Whether starting seeds indoors or out, the soil temperature plays a critical role in successful seed starting. Here are the preferred temps for some common vegetables. read more [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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Build a better vegetable patch with this no-dig method, borrowed from organic farms in rural Australia. The no-dig piles are fairly stable, but some gardeners prefer to build boxes to contain them. read more [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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Sharpening Dull Pruners Dull pruners, loppers, and shears do more harm than good. Blunt blades can crush, bruise, and tear plant tissue, making it more vulnerable to disease. Sharp tools, on the other hand, work quickly and efficiently with less effort. read more [...]
Mon, Mar 02, 2015
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2015 HOMESTEAD RESOLUTIONS
Over 3 decades of homesteading in the city, I find that each year our goals and resolutions evolve with the years.   For a mature city homestead like ours, goals are definitely different than a newbie and little more challenging, I think.  Chickens - check, Bees - check, Solar - check, [...]
Tue, Feb 24, 2015
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Project Design
The term design can mean many things to many people, so it’s important to understand what the design process actually is, what it entails and its intended purpose and objectives. Functional design has a purpose and aims to solve a problem. The design that it delivers is a solution to [...]
Sun, Feb 15, 2015
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